Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Did Weezer Steal the Idea for its New Viral Video?

Our astute creative director came across a posting by an astute (and presumably Canadian) blogger that reveals a Barenaked Ladies music video showcasing YouTube celebrities. Much like the recent Weezer video that's become a viral sensation we blogged about a couple weeks ago. The kicker? The BNL video was posted on YouTube well over a year ago.

I agree that the Weezer video is better. But it still begs the question: Is this a case of innocent coincidence, an unlikely compliment, or a blatant rip-off?

Here's the Barenaked Ladies version:

(And this isn't the first time we've written about a blatant rip-off.)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Tie goes to the first band that uses those Creative Cooler bubbles in one of its videos.